Study for Child and Mother with Red Towel
24×18, oil on paper
Tom Balderas. Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. I have admired this artist for years. His paintings come alive. I’ve seen them in person and they are WOW on every level. I have featured Tom in the past, his work is so incredible, and though I’ve never actually met him, I feel as if he is one of the most creative people I have (almost) met… Just read his bio… He is one I have not forgotten, I have featured so many artists over the past three years, and Tom is one that I haven’t forgotten. The bio alone will make you remember.
Well, now he’s gone and done something that I think all artists should do… He is selling his studies. Brilliant! Ok, maybe I am overusing that word, but it really is such a smart thing to do. Instead of having them sit around collecting dust, Tom is now selling them… I believe he has been encouraged by his friends to do this… why not?!!
As many of you know I work, part time, at a gallery here in Charleston. One of our artists sells her studies, Dee Beard Dean. They are fabulous and a definite hit among people perusing the galleries in Charleston! I always thought that was so smart of her. It’s a great way for people to get original art at not the regular price tag… it gives everyone a place to start.
Tom’s blog address: TomBalderasFineArt.blogspot.com
Check out Tom’s studies! SHOP STUDIES as well as his regular paintings SHOP PAINTINGS
All of the paintings are wonderful! Now is your chance… and FREE SHIPPING (with the exception of Alaska and Hawaii)…
Read the famous bio from Tom’s blog:
TOM BALDERAS CALIFORNIA, USA
Third son of four. painter. writer. musician. photographer. thinker. creator. listener. observer. human. social. loner. understanding. misunderstanding. giver. taker. wanter. perfectionist. imperfect. mess. father. Found himself dwelling upon an emotional and artistic precipice since birth.
Growing up in Torrance, California, Tom Balderas lived only a few miles from the ocean, which has made nature, along with his family, the main inspiration of his paintings. Balderas attended Loyola Marymount University, where he studied film production and art. After graduating, he worked several years for NBC Productions and made many made-for-television movies. He then began studying under the tutelage of his photographer father, as well as Joseph Mendez, master painter and teacher. Balderas considers the time spent studying with Mendez to be the cornerstone of his growth as a painter.
Also, studied with charles, anne, jennifer, daniel, sophia, lynne, joseph, harold, zen, elliott, starbuck, dan, andrew, dr. block, zinaida, david, e. charlton, michael, rose, ken, walter, selden, chris, armin, joaquin, edward, bejar, valentin, george, edward, jesus, pierre, rachel, mort, marileigh to name but a few of so many.
Works towards progress.
Told ya! Creative, eh? Catch you back here tomorrow!